Gallagher & Co, Bistro & Coffee House – Food Lovers, Architecture & History
a review by Irish Food Trail
In recent years, Ireland has watched its food and drink industry undergo a complete cultural revolution. The Irish people have moved away from the large multinational food companies who have dominated the industry here for decades, and returned in their droves to small, local, artisan producers.
This change in consumer behaviour has ushered in a new generation of small cottage industries. This growth has seen Ireland become increasingly popular as a food destination, with walking tours popping up all over the country. To find the best tours in Ireland have a look at Adventure Trails Ireland.
A major difficulty faced by these producers has been in getting their products to the people who want them, culinary tours like Irish Food Trails offer a way for producers and restaurants to showcase their work and increase awareness.
“Many of our subscribers are people who visited Ireland and just loved our food, the sheer
quality is unrivalled, and people are genuinely amazed”
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This demand was food Irish Artisan food is at such a level that Irish Taste Club a company that sends Irish artisan produce across the world every month was set up a Galway man John Egan in 2015. Its purpose is to bring the best of this new generation of artisan produce directly to the consumer.
Leaving Dublin behind late on Thursday night with the car packed to the hilt with clothes, shoes, toys, sports gear and all the other essentials for a long weekend away with the family. The destination was Achill Island, Co Mayo, in the west of Ireland. This is the largest island off the coast of Ireland. Achill is attached to the mainland by Michael Davitt Bridge and a 3.5hour drive . Early human settlements are believed to have been established on Achill around 3000 BC. A paddle dating from this period was found at the crannóg near Dookinella. The island is 87% peat bog and there are between 500-600 native Irish speakers in Achill parish.
The wild atlantic coast awaited us, fresh sea food and ‘Ceol agus Craic’.
Who knew back in 1840 when the Duchess of Bedford asked for something to eat between lunch and dinner that an institution would be born! This is how Afternoon Tea came to be.
Nowadays Afternoon tea is an extremely popular activity worldwide, sometimes called Devon Tea, High Tea or Devonshire Tea. Due to its increasing popularity there are no shortage of places in Dublin offering this exquisite luxurious treat.
One of the best has to be Dublin’s 5* Merrion Hotel.
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Food on the Edge is a two day symposium that takes place annually in Galway, Ireland. It is for chefs & food enthusiasts all around the world who want to create a better global network.
Food on the Edge is a coming together of chefs to listen, talk and debate about the future of food in our industry and on our planet.
This year the symposium takes place on Monday 24th & Tuesday 25th October 2016. [Read more…] about Food On The Edge